In response to the recent attacks in Paris, France has announced its desire to team up with Germany and pressure American technology companies to remove terrorism-related content from the internet more quickly. This announcement has made many civil liberties advocates very worried, not to mention the technology companies themselves.
France wants to team up with Germany to raise pressure on U.S. tech firms in the wake of terror attacks in and around the French capital. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will meet Tuesday with his German counterpart, Thomas de Maizière, to push for a unified front in demanding quicker removal by tech firms of terrorism-related content on the Internet, Mr. Cazeneuve said Monday. “It is at the European level that we will be able to convince a certain number of Internet companies of the need to move more quickly with us,” Mr. Cazeneuve said during a speech following a visit to a cybercrime unit of the French National Police on Monday.